WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. — A sweet pitbull in Hernando County is wagging his tail through recovery after he was dragged behind a truck on Friday.
The owner of Nature Coast Animal Wellness and Surgical Center saw Ollie being dragged and jumped into action to rescue him. He came loose from the truck and flew into a median.
Ollie was left covered in scrapes and bruises, but Nature Coast says he didn't break any bones. He didn't have a microchip, the animal center also says.
"This was the most horrific act of animal cruelty and honestly, none of us are able to even to comprehend it. We so appreciate how the community and the authorities have rallied around Ollie to find justice and we sincerely thank you," they wrote on Facebook.
Ollie is being showered with love from staff at the hospital during his recovery. They say he is sore, but overall doing well.
"If you have any information pertaining to this horrendous crime, please contact HCSO @ 352-754-6830. Our email: Naturecoastaw@gmail.com," the animal center wrote on Facebook.
This GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for Ollie's vet bills. He will be available for adoption when he is healed, the animal center says.